So, today my prof said "There's nothing in Aristotle that wasn't first in Plato."
Is she right?
People love that meme. "all philosophy is footnotes to plato".
Xev can certainly get me hard. Pretty good ass, nice tits. I like when she begs for it.
What do you study in your free time, /lit/?
Half way through pic and I think it's fucking dreadful, what aren't I getting? What I'm finding is that his condemnation of vapid, consumerism reminds me more than anything of the kind of "he looked at her, she was on her Iphone which was eating her soul" crap you sometimes see in the crit threads on this very board. The beginning was a lot more engaging, but I'm struggling to think of reasons to finish this book.
What you aren't getting is that Houellebecq is an author of mediocre ideas and poor prose.
Submission had one or two interesting thoughts about demographics, The Map and the Territory one or two good thoughts on contemporary alienation, but that is entirely it.
He still manages to be high-tier among contemporary writers, which is sort of distressing.
Classic scifi novelist, or meme author?
Please fuck yourself. That doesn't mean shit.
PDK was damn cool. Not my fav scifi author but if you're into philosophy, the nature of reality, mental illness and drugs, he's your guy.
He has some very underrated novels.
>Eye in the Sky
>The World Jones Made
I enjoyed these a lot and nobody ever mentions or reads them.
Who also really hates americans? What are some good european american-hate books?
What are you writing, /lit/?
Same. Though only been working on it a few months.
There are so many ways to write it. I'm unsure which to use. I thought about using all if them and turning it into a novel, but I don't know if I would have enough material for it.
>I thought about using all if them and turning it into a novel, but I don't know if I would have enough material for it.
Yeah, this thought has crossed my mind to.
In writing this short-story, I've grown as a writer, and because of this growth any sort of finished product is delayed by constant rewriting. However, I'm much more pleased with what the story is now that what it originally was when I began.
What are some good books with unreliable narrators, inconsistent perceptions of reality etc
I suppose as an extension, about mental illness and paranoia
whats lits opinion on the school of life
I've read about 60% of the book, but it hasn't really fascinated me at all. Not to say that it's bad - it's not, but there is something I'm missing and it keeps me from enjoying the work.
What am I missing?
I'm a large fan of Russian literature by the way, and my favorite books is The Master and Margarita by Bulgakov.
At around what time in history did reading books become a predominantly feminine hobby?
How do we get men to read more?
ITT : Meme books /lit/ tricked you into reading.
Well,Iam studying baroque literature right now and along with the Pedro Barca's "Life is a dream" I bought this one and finished it...Tho I didnt read it in original language,the rhymes are really beautiful and lyrical(ababcc) and characters arent bad either(watch out for Armida)...À la fin,its an excellent read,even if it has some ridiculous magical elements(Tasso because of that needed to rewrite it,and published the remastered version under the name Jerusalem Conquered)...
Just wondering, is this normal? ordered a new book from amazon but the pages are cut really badly
>I am far too intellectual to enjoy genre fiction